Older Generation Hovercraft

Older generation of Hovercraft suffered from various drawbacks:

  • the corrosive aluminium structures were unreliable
  • they are highly recognisable on radar screens
  • they had noisy propellers
  • high maintenance bills
  • poor payload to weight ratios, many failed to overcome hump
  • high fuel consumption
  • limiting endurance
  • high procurement costs.

By introducing Advanced Composites as key-innovation amongst other innovations and design characteristics ABS created a New Generation of Amphibious Hovercraft with unparalleled performance, endurance and operational costs much lower than of a Fast Patrol Boat of similar size: the ABS M10.


  copyright ABS 2014